As you guys may know, Phil and I have been working on several home renovation projects this year, and we most recently completed the renovation of our lower level. Since we both work from home, we felt that it was important to create a space away from our daily living area. We decided to turn a bedroom in our lower level into an official office space, and so far, it’s been working so well for us. It’s been so nice to have a dedicated space to work which really helps make working from home feel more organized and efficient. Today I wanted to share all the details of our finished space. Keep scrolling to see the full reveal of our home office and stay tuned for next week when I’ll be sharing the reveal of our lower level family room – which I can’t wait to share!
With our home office, I wanted it to have some structure and flow but still feel cozy and warm since we spend a lot of time here. To achieve this, I knew we would need to start with high-quality furniture that would stand up to daily use. So, I went with a farmhouse-inspired table and Restoration Hardware chairs to create the foundation of the room, and then layered in a mix of modern and vintage pieces for a more personal touch. To soften things up and add a little color, I incorporated these fiddle leaf fig trees – which I found on Amazon for a great price (under $100!). I also scored this peace statue on Amazon.
As you probably know by now, Phil is a professional musician so when he’s not acting as my photographer, he’s playing gigs and writing music. I wanted to incorporate a little bit of his musical side into our home office without going over the top since Phil primarily plays music upstairs in his piano room. We found this antique mail slot holder at an antique store locally and I knew just what I wanted to do with it. On a trip to visit my grandma a few years ago, she gave Phil tons of old sheet music. Some of it was not written for piano so I decided to repurpose it as decor in this mail slot holder. We always try to have at least one piece with a story behind it in every room of our house. It helps us feel connected to the space and is always a great conversation starter when guests are over.
I wanted to keep the room as neutral as possible for a masculine yet elevated look especially since this is technically Phil’s space (my office/closet is actually upstairs, but we prefer to work alongside each other most days. One of my favorite accent pieces in our home office is the window pane mirrors from Z Gallerie. I’m all about mirrors because they’re such a great way to open up a smaller space and I love the look of layering. These ones were perfect because of the metal frame and grid pattern, which add a rustic Parisian touch. Whenever I’m looking for show-stopping accents to elevate a room, I always turn to Z Gallerie. I just love their selection – which is affordable yet chic. This season, I was lucky enough to be chosen as one of their Fall Style Stars. You can see more of my picks from their Fall/Winter collection here.
We opted to make our work space in our lower level because we have a walkout basement so the dogs can easily go in and out throughout the day. They love spending time with us during the day and rarely leave our side, so we also wanted the office to be dog-friendly. An indoor/outdoor rug was the most practical choice because the dogs have ruined several of our lighter rugs upstairs and this one is virtually indestructible. It’s just so much easier to clean compared to regular area rugs. We also went with Restoration Hardware’s Belgian linen upholstery because it’s easily washable even thought it’s not technically stain proof. We have it on several pieces throughout our home and even with the dogs, it stays clean!
That pretty much covers our home office reveal. I’m so excited that everything is finally coming together and can’t wait to reveal more of our lower level next week!
RH Belgian Wingback Slipcovered Armchair
One Kings Lane Rug
Overstock Bamboo Shades
DIY Black Pelmet Box (featured above shades, tutorial here)
Similar Pencil Holder
Saint Laurent Trash Can
Z Gallerie Window Pane Floor Mirrors (on sale now!)
Amazon Fiddle Leaf Fig Trees (under $100!)
Similar Woven Baskets
World Market Orb Chandelier
Home Depot Trestle Table
RH Black & White Vintage Chairs (similar here)
Antique Mail Slot Holder
Peace Sign Sculpture
Ralph Lauren Coffee Table Book
Wall Paint Color – Benjamin Moore ‘Gray Mist’
Similar Ceramic Wood Tile
Balmain Blazer (wearing an FR34, better for budget here)
Gucci Belt (also here, wearing a size 70 – read my ‘Gucci Belt Buying Guide’ HERE)
Cami NYC Lace Cami (wearing an XS)
GRLFRND Jeans (wearing a 23 – size down)
Christian Louboutin White Heels